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OASIS C2 - Best Practices for Completing M1324 – Stage of Most Problematic Unhealed Pressure Ulcer

Medicare Guidelines for Completing M1324 - Stage Problematic Pressure Ulcer.

MyHomecareBiz recommends including the following policies and procedures for documenting OASIS C1 M1324 --Stage of Most Problematic Unhealed Pressure Ulcer:

Posted by Nathan Hope on Mar 1, 2017

OASIS C2: Strategies for Patients with M1870 Feeding & Eating Deficits

Many patients receiving home health have limitations in feeding and eating.

Factors that cause a patient to have limitations in self-care include: activity intolerance, cognitive impairment, decreased motivation, decreased strength and endurance, depression, environmental factors,...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Feb 23, 2017

Home Health Management of Hypertension

High blood pressure is the most common home health diagnosis.

High blood pressure is called the “silent killer" because it often has no warning signs or symptoms and patients don't realize they have hypertension.  The 'silent' nature of the disease only reinforces the need for...

Posted by Patty Jampolsky on Feb 21, 2017

Diabetic Foot Care Patient Teaching Handout

Diabetic Foot Care Patient Education Handouts

Examine your feet daily AND AFTER ANY INJURY, no matter how minor.

  • Report any abnormalities to your physician.
  • Use a water-based moisturizer every day (but not between your toes) to prevent dry skin and cracking.
  • Wear cotton or wool...

Posted by Patty Jampolsky on Feb 17, 2017

Patient Teaching for Optimizing OASIS C2 ADLs M1800-M1845

If you are a MyHomecareBiz subscriber you know that SmartDX OASIS forms for home health automatically generates an assessment and intervention plan for each indicated skill including patient teaching. Below are are some recommended strategies for helping patients achieve...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Feb 16, 2017

Home Health Management: Research Finds Hospice Effective and Cheaper

Home Health Management- The Journal of the American Medical Association has recently published a report comparing the use of hospice services vs. non-hospice patients. The hospice movement has become increasingly popular for patients who wish to remain in a homelike setting, rather...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Feb 13, 2017

OASIS Home Health - Do Depression Interventions Work?

Oasis Home Health - According to a report by JAMA Internal Medicine, the Medicare-mandated depression interventions recently adopted by home health care nurses appears to have had little effect on patients. However, these interventions appear to be mostly ineffective for those with...

Posted by Patty Jampolsky on Feb 8, 2017

Home Health Best Practices: M2250 Pressure Ulcer Care Plan

For the patient with and/or at risk for pressure ulcers, in addition to assessing M2250 Pressure Ulcer care and prevention on OASIS C home health care forms, also include these MyHomecareBiz Best Practice assessment strategies:  

Best Practice Assessment Strategies for Pressure...

Posted by Melissa Cott-Webber, RN on Jan 31, 2017